Whether it’s touring in Canada, the US, Australia or the UK – with his rock band The Emergency, or more intimate shows as a solo artist – Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences. As a writer, performer or producer, Plaskett will to continue to influence the music scene for many years to come.
Canada has produced some of the world’s most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.
2013 saw the completion and and launch of Joel’s new recording studio, New Scotland Yard. In demand as a producer, Joel has produced recordings for artists such as Sarah Slean, Al Tuck, David Myles, Steve Poltz, and most recently, buzz act Mo Kenney. 2014 saw him continue to amass production credits with several projects already on the schedule – including a new record of his own, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, which is set for release March 17, 2015.
In addition to his previous eight recordings, a DVD and a restrospective LP, Plaskett still has the creative energy to work on outside projects. He masterminded a reunion Thrush Hermit Tour and Box Set, started a boutique record label (New Scotland Records) for which he produced and released a 12-part 7” vinyl singles series featuring artists ranging from Jeremy Fisher to Ana Egge.
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